Animals Always ® is its motto, and with over 18,000 wild animals across 90 acres, it doesn't disappoint. The best part? Unlike most of the nation's zoos, this exotic kingdom boasts free admission and a calendar of special events. From Boo at the Zoo in October to the Wild Lights during the holidays, the zoo is a hot spot for meeting humans, too.
The zoo is fun for everyone, from kids to hipsters to grandparents. It’s open year-round and the sprawling layout allows you to stroll at your own pace.
Free admission and being one of the top zoos in the country.
You could easily spend an entire day at this wild wonderland, and with free admission and affordable special attractions, why wouldn't you? From the Primate House to Polar Bear Point, discover all your favorite species, participate in hands-on experiences, and never get hangry, thanks to over 10 on-site cafes and food stands peppered throughout.
Between June and August, the summer heat and “school’s out” crowd can be a little much, making fall or spring the best time to visit. If you can catch the sea lion show during the summer, your kids will thank you.ActiveFamilyTouristyExploreKidsCasualEducationalLandmarkCan't MissOutdoorsGood for GroupsFeatured